CLEVELAND (Aug. 13, 2014) — Rad Air Complete Car Care & Tire Center is getting a foothold in the growing hybrid vehicle market with the launch of a Cleveland Hybrid division at its 12 northeast Ohio locations.
Each of the locations will feature Cleveland Hybrid signage and all the technicians have been trained to handle hybrid and electric vehicle (EV) repairs, maintenance and remanufactured replacement batteries, the company said. The Cleveland-based dealership has five master hybrid technicians who have taken an additional 40 hours of hybrid training.
“We have been training our staff on hybrid and electric vehicles since 2005,” said Andy Fiffick, Rad Air president. “Hybrid and EV owners can face challenges when attempting to get their cars repaired or find replacement batteries. The goal of Cleveland Hybrid is to offer an affordable alternative to the pricey services offered by traditional dealers.”
Rad Air has invested about $100,000 in training, equipment and hybrid vehicles used for training, Mr. Fiffick said.